KNAB has not established any reason why PV could not purchase new trains from Skoda Vagonka

  • 2019-07-18
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) has not established any reason why the state owned passenger rail company Pasazieru Vilciens (PV) could not purchase new electric trains from Czech company Skoda Vagonka.

The KNAB told LETA that it has submitted to the Ministry of Transport and the Finance Ministry all the information it has to its disposal in regards to this procurement.

After an analysis of all the available information the KNAB did not establish and reason why PV would not be able to sign a procurement agreement with Skoda Vagonka.

As reported, the government this week approved the purchase of electric trains for the state-owned joint-stock passenger rail company Pasazieru Vilciens (PV).

The government has thus approved long-term liabilities to the national budget for a total of EUR 255.889 million.

The new electric train project will include the purchase of 32 new electric trains, necessary parts for a period of five years, maintenance equipment and the construction of a maintenance and a repair center for the above mentioned sum.

The trains will be purchased from Czech company Skoda Vagonka (Skoda).

As part of the project, the state will grant the following subsidies - EUR 36.632 million in 2019, EUR 4.5 million in 2020, EUR 15.053 million in 2021, EUR 125.923 million in 2022, EUR 44.268 million in 2023 and EUR 29.512 million in 2024.